This exquisite café, The Mews, in Mosman boasts a menu filled with healthy, yet scrumptious meals. The lovely and friendly owners Daniel and his wife Pia, and chef Ryan have truly mastered the art of creating immaculate food, from presentation to perfecting flavours and textures!
Being close to its one-year celebration, The Mews has quickly become a popular eatery spot amongst the locals and it is not hard to see why regulars keep coming back. With its impressive menu and marvellous service, this café certainly does take café dining to the next awe-inspiring level.
Dedicated to serving beautiful creations with stunning details, each dish is a 'piece of art on a plate'. Each element of the dishes and drinks we tasted featured a feast for all of our senses, from the flavour combinations to the different textures and eye-popping presentations.
The menu features gluten-free, vegetarian and raw/vegan options, as well as a rotating weekday daily special. The Mews is also passionate about serving specialty coffee too. The food servings are not just beautiful to look at and of course scrumptious, they are quite generous too!
First up we ordered our drinks, we decided to try something different and opted for Pure White Smoothie ($8). It featured raw almond, apple, banana, almond milk, cinnamon and Greek yoghurt.
The smoothie was thick and creamy with an instant hit of banana, followed with almond lingering notes, creating a welcoming delight to the taste buds. The almond mixture on the rim reminded us of the humble shortbread, with a slight crunch to it. It was a great choice made by my partner and it certainly did awaken our senses.
The Roasted Cauliflower Salad (Gluten-free & Vegan- if ordered with no bacon- $14) showcased an abundance of mouth-watering flavours and textures. It featured spiced cauliflower, sundried tomatoes, red onion, fetta cheese, crispy bacon with honey mustard dressing.
A creative and tasty take on a salad- The Roasted Cauliflower Salad
The textures and flavours from the crunchy cauliflower and saltiness from the crispy bacon to the smoothness of the fetta followed with the sweetness of the dressing created a superb unity of fresh and delicious flavours, awakening our taste buds.
The colours, textures and flavours were the perfect culinary marriage.
It was one of the best-fried chicken burgers I have tasted to date! There was nothing to fault from the perfect crunch of the chicken to the delicious spicy mayo, followed with the softness of the brioche bun, making it the perfect marriage of flavours and textures.
The eggs were poached to perfection, with the yolk oozing out deliciously on top of the stack. All the flavours worked surprisingly well with each other, causing a celebration of bursting flavours to our palates. I would have liked a little more halloumi, as it was absolutely delicious and not too salty, unlike other halloumi cheeses.
Perfectly poached eggs on top of the Grilled Haloumi Stack.
Our final dish was a bit of a struggle to finish as we were reaching the end of the line with our gluttonous affair of the delectable culinary delights presented to us. We tried one of the popular dishes on the menu, the Lava Pancakes. Unfortunately, we were not able to finish it, but that is what doggy bags are for after all!
This thick piece of pancake had a "lava" surprise hidden inside - Nutella chocolate! It was topped with candied pancetta, mix of fresh berries, strawberries, blueberries and raspberries, and fairy floss with a hint of chilli.
Once we sliced open the pancake the guilty goodness of Nutella was presented to us, making it a real treat. The pancake was soft on the inside and with the crunch and slight hint of saltiness from the candied pancetta - it was understandable why this dish was quite popular.
The Mews is certainly a café we will be returning back to. We enjoyed every minute of it from the fantastic, lovely and friendly staff to the wonderful culinary delights that were jam-packed with creative flavours and textures, to the outstanding presentations and cosy, yet modern ambience. It was an absolutely delightful experience and I cannot wait to return!
The Mews is opened daily, all day for breakfast and lunch. There is indoor and alfresco outdoor dining with a 'Melbourne meets Mosman' eatery feel that is without a doubt, a feast for all the senses!
It is located in the stunning village of Mosman and it is just a five-minute drive from Balmoral beach.